Balaji Rajagopalan

Balaji Rajagopalan: Unlocking the monsoon mystery and its impact on society

June 6, 2023

Balaji Rajagopalan grew up in a small railroad town near Hyderabad, India, in a home without running water. Now a CU Boulder professor of civil engineering and an expert in hydrology, climatology and water resources, Rajagopalan was recently honored with a Fulbright-Kalam Climate Fellowship and an opportunity to make a difference in his native country.

Children getting water from a Virridy thermos in Africa.

CU Boulder spinout company celebrates carbon-credit investment by Mortenson Co.

June 2, 2023

Mortenson Center Director Evan Thomas leads Virridy, which is working to connect the global carbon credit market to water treatment.

Kyri Baker

CBS: Can the US rely on the electric grid? Some lawmakers say time is running out

June 2, 2023

"We have areas that are producing too much solar or too much wind at certain points, and we just don’t have not enough load or demand to use it," said Assistant Professor Kyri Baker. "So if we install more lines to pipe that power where it needs to go, the the grid’s just going to become more efficient."

Angela Bielefeldt and Amy Javernick-Will

New seed grants from the Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning research theme will support range of topics

May 25, 2023

CEAE Professors Angela R. Bielefeldt and Amy Javernick-Will recently received seed grants for individual projects through the Engineering Education and AI-Augmented Learning Interdisciplinary Research Theme. The award is given to help spur research teaming in the college and boost early projects with the high potential for societal impact.

Ben Livneh and Balaji Rajagopalan

Satellites reveal widespread decline in global lake water storage

May 18, 2023

More than 50 percent of the largest lakes in the world are losing water, according to a groundbreaking new assessment published today in Science. The article was coauthored by Professor Balaji Rajagopalan and Associate Professor Ben Livneh, both from CU Boulder's Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Fangfang Yao, a CIRES visiting scholar, was the lead author.

Edith Zagona

CPR NEWS: Parched — The Boldest Idea of All

May 10, 2023

In this episode of "Parched," CPR's podcast about people who rely on the river that shaped the West and have ideas to save it, Research Professor Edith Zagona explains what it would take to bring more water to the Colorado River states from the Mississippi River.

Ava Spangler and Spencer Chuck in split photo collage.

Spencer Chuck and Ava Spangler: Leaders of Tomorrow

May 8, 2023

Ava Spangler is the winner of the Milo S. Ketchum Award and Spencer Chuck is a runner up. The award is given to an outstanding graduate and up to two runners up receiving a BS degree in civil or architectural engineering in the spring semester.

Abdullah Jassim (AJ) Alkhamees  and Kendall Bartlein in a split screen.

Two AREN seniors honored with CEAS graduating student awards

May 8, 2023

Two graduating architectural engineering seniors earned Graduating Student Awards from the College of Engineering and Applied Science this year and shared their thoughts about their experiences at CU Boulder.

Four members of the team in front of ater transmission pipelines replaced due to fault rupture damage Gaziantep, Turkey

Brad Wham shares key findings from post-earthquake reconnaissance in Turkey

May 5, 2023

Brad Wham, assistant research professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, was a member of one of the three Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) reconnaissance teams that traveled to Turkey in March to assess the impacts of the Feb. 6 Kahramanmaraş earthquake. The team specifically looked at lifeline systems, including energy, transportation, water and wastewater.

Man in  a deep hole shoveling out snow

KUNC: Snow detectives are in the mountains to solve a mystery: Where’s all the snow going?

May 4, 2023

Research Professor Edith Zagona was interviewed for this KUNC (Colorado NPR) story about tracking where the snow is going, including how much snow evaporates before it has a chance to melt.